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  1. Hello everyone, I'm relatively new to watch collecting, and new to these forums, so I thought I would take advantage of the massive wealth of knowledge on this site. I have a decent collection going with some lovely Swiss pieces and a couple of excellent Japanese ones. What I really want to get into though is vintage pieces, as the stories they can tell and their character are unrivalled. I already have a rather fetching vintage Hamilton, but what I would love to add to my collection is a vintage omega. Omega is a watch brand with an incredibly rich history in horology, and I simply love their design, particularly on their watches from the 60s and 70s. However, it is so difficult to know where to start, what is a good investment and what is a quality watch. I have been looking at this 1967 sea master with a blue dial (though it is very difficult to find): https://www.omegawatches.com/planet-omega/heritage/vintage-details/14635/?no_cache=1&cHash=d1611797b8af6640e77b734e4151d6d2 So, I'd appreciate your thoughts and feelings on this watch, and are there any others you'd recommend? Also, feel free to share your vintage omegas, I'd love to see them! All the best, TKOG
  2. Hi, New to the world of clocks and asking for a bit of info. The limited history I know of it is it was previously my grandmothers but she did get it second hand when in Australia. Would anyone know anything further about the clock? At the bottom of the face it what looks to say Made in USA although the letters are worn after Made i.... so I may be wrong in that. Also does anyone have any recommendations on a place in London to get the clock serviced? While the clock does run, it doesn't last more then 1 day or so since its trip over from the land of Oz and the last service was sometime between 1995-98 so probably due for anther by now. Thanks
  3. Hello, Do you know the year, movement or the series??? Thank you in advance!
  4. Hi. I have two vintage watches that I inherited a few years ago and I wanted to know if I should have them insured. The first one is a Fulgens 18 carat gents watch. It also states "17 rubis" on the face which I know means 17 rubies. The reverse has the hammer stamp with 158 stamped in it. It also ha "6 508" stamped on it and a small scroll with the letters "C G" in it. The second one is a Avia gents watch. It has a stainless steel back. It has "17 jewels" and "incabloc" on the face. The reverse states "10003" stamped on it. I know the first one is worth more, but that's all I know. Any help would be appreciated!
  5. Can anyone identify this watch? It is a Baylor heuer and is mechanical. I know the bracelet was made by JB champion although I don't know whether it came with the watch originally. I don't know anything about where this watch came from and would be very grateful if anyone can identify it and/or approximate a value Many thanks
  6. Hi, I'm trying to find a watch I lost many years ago (well not the exact watch), it is a Rotary Automatic with a blue, squar(ish) face, with day and date at the 3 o'clock. It is in a stainless steel case with matching bracelet. It had belonged to my brother who had died and in trying to protect it by wrapping it in a t-shirt I somehow managed to lose it. I have attached a picture of the watch I am after. If anybody knows how I can get hold of one or has one for sale. could you please let me know. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
  7. Just wondering if anyone could offer up any information on a watch of a friend. She received it from her grandfather after he passed and all she knows about it is that it's old, possibly dated back to the Vietnam war which he fought in. The back of the watch says 2.0 espa 1-8680 golden star anti magnetic Swiss watch. Their is also engraving on the inside of the watch strap on each segment which says special. The front is a large white face with golden star written on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  8. Hey guys, I'm new on this forum so excuse me if I inadvertently break any rules. I have a vintage 2 faced pocket watch with no brand name on it. It has a 14k stamp near the crown. The words and numbers on one of the facets are in Fars (Irani), and one of the smaller dials is missing. That's about all I could gather from a surface examination. Has anything of this sort come across you guys before? Any idea which company made it? Any suggestions on my next course of action? Any information about this item will be helpful thanks.
  9. Hi all and good to find you as I am new in the forum as well as the watch world in general. I recently was given as woman's watch that used to be worn by my mother's aunt (now 90years old) who had little to do with brands but she would just buy what she liked. Now she remembers very few things and nothing related to the watch she gave to me. So, as my knowledge is very limited to the horlogerie, I am posting here pics of her vintage Girard Perregaux ( I guess bought some time in the 60's perhaps in Switzerland as she used to travel a lot there and had Swiss friends - perhaps is a present given to her) hoping that you may be able to recognize the type. Perhaps you can estimate even its current price in the watch market? Thanks a lot for your help.
  10. I'm new here! I pretty much live on forums. I can be found on Chevy, ford ,rc car forums I was a diesel mechanic (63B) in the Army for 5 years, so obviously tinkering on automobiles and engines is my "thing " . I never thought I'd join a watch forum , but over the years I've learned to expect the unexpected. I have always had a thing for old clocks. I buy them old clock radios from yard sales and thrift shops . ( them old flip clocks and the analog clocks when they first started coming out. Especially the wood grain ones ) I was working with a cousin helping him clean ousomeone's house and garage ,that had passed away. When cleaning up the garage ,he started tossing boxes in the trash . I was carrying the trash boxes to the dumpster, when a water damaged box broke ,and garbage fell out.this watch is one of the things that fell out.i picked it up and kept it. I've had it for about 3 years now. Can't find any information on it . Haven't seen another one like it. I was offered $5.00 for it last year. I was told that it is from 60's or 70's . To me it's worth more than $5.00 ! I'd like to have it restored and have it operating again ,as a lighter and clock. It's missing the glass cover and one of the clock hands.
  11. Hello fellow forum members, This is my first post and will arguably be my most important, so if anybody would be able to provide any help or useful information then I would be very appreciative. So a little bit of a background, I'm 21 and have always loved watches, I recently decided to follow my passion and am seeking to begin a career within watch repair and watch making and having found out recently that my great great grandfather was a watch maker in London, who moved to Coventry where my family were raised has given me a real sense of vindication and desire to carry on a trade which seems to be being lost somewhat with the advances of modern day technology. I've always been a curious mind and am of a highly analytical and detail loving nature, which has helped me to work within professional sports coaching and repairing my first car as a necessity/hobby (FIATs definitely stand for Fix It Again Tomorrow ) Anyway, onto the current situation, with me working a full time afternoon and evenings Monday-Friday coaching job, I am trying to find a way of getting onto the BHI Distance Learning Course diploma level 3 but it requires (from the description of the course) a significant array of tools and equipment which I have neither the space or funds to purchase and use. Having sent off emails to various local jewelers and watch repair shops/boutiques I am yet to hear anything positive. So my question is, does anybody on here have experience of the course, where did you study for your course (practical elements mainly), do you know of any watch makers/repairers within Coventry, Warwickshire or the West Midlands who would be open to having a weekend volunteer, and finally how long did the course take you to complete all the twelve modules. My reason for asking the last question is that I am off to move to America to marry my fiance sometime towards the end of the year hence the choice of distance learning course instead of the in house courses. Finally, as someone who is new to the horology scene, I have massive respect for everybody who is within it, as the detail and accuracy is much greater than I first imagined. Many Thanks, Tom
  12. Hi Guy i'm not going to profess knowing anything about watches. Recently my wife's granddad passed away and her granny asked me to have a look at some of his watches he had in his drawer. There was the regular assortment of casios but one watch caught my attention and this is it: On the silvery white face it has: Jaeger-LeCoultre - Memovox Automatic On the back it has: SNOWDROP Speed Beat, HF 28800 E877 SATU SerialNo 1229409 It isnt in Mint condition and can do with a little TLC. The watch was well used until a few years ago. My question is simple how would I go about getting this amazing old time peace some attention and secondly where would one go to have it valued. Ill post some pictures when I have acces to a computer (currently on my phone) thanks for your help Regards Jakes
  13. Hi guys! Happy to share with you part 3 of the Enicar collector’s guide series, now focusing on the two-crown Sherpa Divers. Enicar Sherpa 2 Crown Diver Collector's Guide This includes information on the first two-crown diver, the Sherpa Super Divette, named after the Divette, its one crown counterpart, along with other equally interesting pieces: the Sherpa 600 Lady Diver, Super Dive, Ultradive, and what we consider the grail of two-crown Enicar Sherpa divers, the Sherpa OPS. As with the earlier articles, we share our recommendations for the “Entry”, “Keeper”, and “Grail” models for this line. Let me know what you think Special thanks to @DaveE for giving permission to use his Super Divette image. Enjoy! Cheers, Andrew
  14. It's the Sunday vintage event, featuring watches produced prior to 1990. Вocтok Амфибия, кал.2209 18 камней. Сделано в СССР. Девятнадцать восьмидесятых. Later, William
  15. Quite unexpectedly, it is Sunday! Omega Speedmaster Professional Mk,II, cal.861 17 jewels. 1972. Later, William
  16. It's the Sunday Sunday Sunday vintage watch thread! Omega Seamaster 600, cal.601 17 jewels. 1966. Later, William
  17. It is the amazing Sunday old timers thread!!! Display your treasures that predate 1990! Omega Seamaster Chronograph, cal.1040 22 jewel automatic. 1973. Later, William
  18. Hello, just joined in the hope someone can help me identify a watch of mine. I've had no luck in researching the brand logo and apart from the letter on its crown cannot find any other identifiable marks. The logo looks like either two interlocking A's with a crown on top or a M over an A with a crown on top. The letter on the crown is either a N or a Z. The watch itself is vintage, an automatic and has an electronic alarm in a stainless steel casing. Unfortunately it seems I cannot add a picture.
  19. New purchase. Vintage 1969 'Tissot Visodate Seastar PR 516' Vintage is the way to go (I think)
  20. Hi, I'm wondering if anybody can tell me anything about my Grandad's old watch. I was told by a jeweler it would cost around £70 to have it serviced but I'm not sure if it is worth me paying that much. All I know is that it is a Rotary stainless steel 21 jewel automatic wrist watch with day and date display and on the back it says "water resistant to a depth of 40 metres". I think it was probably manufactured in the 1970s. The glass and bezel are a bit scuffed from wear but otherwise it seems to be in excellent condition. Thanks in advance for any information. T
  21. Hi this is my very first post and I would like to ask you guys if you know anything about the make of this watch; TAHA? Here are a couple of photos for you to look at perhaps they may make a light come on somewhere, I really would like to know more about this watch, which I have rebuilt from a rusty wreck to a fully working automatic watch. This is a before shot of the rust riddled watch;
  22. My 1st Rolex
  23. Hi there Im a new memeber from South Africa. A little about myself and my watches: Im a Mechatronic Engineeri working in Johannesburg. I love classic watches, just about anything and everything with a bit of history. I have a few heirloom watches including the topic of this thread a seiko 7t42-7A10. I also have a patek philippe along with a citizen eco divers and a few more generic modern new watches. Unfortunate my seiko has stopped running and I've been searching high and low for anybody who can help me repair it or even just to source an alternative movement. I'm a clumsy person so i prefer not to open my watches myself. Especially as i don't want to learn any expensive lessons on one of my heirlooms. Hears where you guys come in. What advice can you give a novice and where do I continue the search?
  24. Hi , I'm new to the forum however a very keen watch guy. Pretty new however have now got a couple of nice watches to include 66 Tudor 7928- 71 Submariner Red- 04 Sub-Green Bezel - couple of others. I recently just bought a gorgeous Adrem vintage dive watch with a world time bezel. IM keen to find out more about the maker and the function...been searching on the web and nothing so hopefully someone out there can help. Thanks Mark
  25. I'm afraid I know very little about watches, and I was hoping to buy my girlfriend a nice vintage watch for her birthday which is fast approaching. I was hoping somebody could give me a second opinion on whether or not this deal seems legit. https://www.donedeal.ie/jewellery-for-sale/sale-cortebert-ladys-gold-vintage-wristwatch/11401880 Thank you
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